Chronic fatigue syndrome supplements
Supplements for chronic fatigue syndrome
Supplements can help general tiredness or chronic fatigue syndrome to reduce symptoms.
It is advisable to consult with your doctor the advisability of these supplements, especially if you are already taking any medication.
Among all the supplements, we could mention the following:
Vitamins for chronic fatigue syndrome
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, reinforces the adrenal glands (suprarenal glands), which increases the production of cortisol and other hormones that provide energy to the organism. The usual dose is usually about 1000 mg daily, divided into two doses with meals.
- Vitamin C: Its antioxidant properties may be useful to restore the vitality of the antibodies, weakened by free radicals, especially if combined with other supplements that also help improve immunity, such as astragalus or echinacea. The usual dose would be about 6000 mg per day of vitamin C, in three divided doses, with 600 mg of echinacea for 15 days or the same amount of vitamin C with 400 mg Astragalus during the same time. Go alternating treatments.
Minerals for chronic fatigue syndrome
- Magnesium: Magnesium strengthens muscles and increases cellular energy. A supplementation with this mineral usually improves the health of people affected by chronic fatigue syndrome, who often have low magnesium levels. The usual dose is 400 mg daily, although, even at lower doses, it can cause diarrhea. If so, we will reduce the dose.
Since magnesium intake interferes with the absorption of calcium, it would be necessary to add a calcium supplement if we take magnesium supplements. The ratio should be twice as much calcium as magnesium, divided into several doses per day to facilitate its absorption. Patients with heart or kidney problems should consult their doctor before taking magnesium.
- Iron: In case of iron deficiency, supplements of this mineral can be taken according to medical prescription.
Plant supplements for chronic fatigue syndrome
- Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) The capacity of this plant to increase cerebral blood flow and improve circulation is be very useful to treat forgetfulness problems affecting many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. The usual dose is 120 mg daily, divided into two doses. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS in the general study of the plant)
- Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) to increase the production of interferon. (400 mg daily divided into two doses) (Rest of treatment every 3 weeks other 3) (Do not use with liver problems, during breastfeeding or pregnancy) (In case of autoimmune diseases, consult your doctor)
- Coenzyme Q10: Used to increase the defenses.
- Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a brain tonic that stimulates, motivates and cheers. It diminishes reluctance, passivity and inhibition. It is indicated in cases of nervous fatigue, depression, physical and mental exhaustion, exam times, people under stress.
- Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) In some medical bibliography, mate appears as a chronic fatigue remedy, although, due to the side effects of caffeine, we recommend taking other remedies for fatigue.
- Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticocus) It increases energy, reduces stress and enhances immunity. The usual doses is usually 200600 mg daily divided into two doses) (Do not take with thyroid dysfunction, heart problems or if high blood pressure)
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Glycyrrhizin of this plant has hypertensive properties which may be indicated to increase blood pressure and lift the spirits of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or other types of fatigue. On the other hand, we must not forget the antidepressant properties of this plant that can be used to treat depressive symptoms that many patients with this disease develop. The usual dose is 600 mg daily with 22% glycyrrhetinic acid in three divided doses. (See General toxicity in the study of the plant)
Other supplements to treat chronic fatigue syndrome
Other treatments that can be used according to a doctor’s prescription are:
- Carnitine Acetyl1: It is used to improve memory and concentration in Alzheimer’s patients, so it may be appropriate for the treatment of memory loss and concentration problems in patients of chronic fatigue syndrome. The usual dose is 2 g daily, divided into two daily doses with food not to cause vomiting.
- Maitake (Grifola frondosa), shiitake (Lentinula edodes) and reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) The tonic properties of these fungi, along with their ability to stabilize sugar levels in the blood, become an aid in the treatment of Syndrome Chronic Fatigue. (Take supplements of maitake, reishi and shiitake or combine them according to the terms of the patient’s leaflet)
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10 February, 2021